Save my dad’s building: son petitions against demolition of old Bord Fáilte headquarters

Simon Walker is petitioning against plans to demolish 1960s building

8th January, 2017
Simon Walker with a model of the former Bord Fáilte headquarters at Lower Baggot Street, which was deisigned b his father Robin Walker Pic: Fergal Phillips

His father, a renowned architect, designed the old Bord Fáilte headquarters in Dublin city. Now Simon Walker is petitioning against plans to demolish it.

Walker is chair of DoCoMoMo Ireland, the Irish arm of an international organisation that documents and conserves buildings, sites and neighbourhoods from the modern architectural movement. He submitted his petition to Dublin City Council last week.

Walker has gathered 85 signatures opposing plans to demolish the office block designed...

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